Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Los Angeles Fire Department

This is a very interesting picture showing the early days of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The picture was taken in 1887. You can see the fire house, several fire wagons and the firemen. Most interesting, it appears they have a dog. I really do not know how the tradition started of having a dog mascot for fire departments, but it appears to have been going on all the way back to the time of this picture.


  1. They actually have two dogs. One is sitting on the seat next to a fireman on the hose wagon.

  2. You can read of the San Francisco Firehorses at

  3. The old story is that they had the dog to help them find the fire hydrant.


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